5 Ways to Travel without the Fear of Terrorist Attacks

///5 Ways to Travel without the Fear of Terrorist Attacks

Travel without the Fear of Terrorist Attacks

After the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, France, the world has been shaken once again.

A stark reminder that anything can happen at any time, wherever you are. Because it can happen literally anywhere, the key thing is not to stop traveling. Traveling is not the reason that attacks happen. By visiting different countries around the world you can make friends with people from other countries, and help to build great relationships, which is vital to your travel confidence. Plus, a terrorist attack is really not the greatest risk to your trip; in fact, it is the least likely possible way to die when overseas.

The best tip to travel without fear after these world events is to gain a bit of perspective. Here’s five ways to do it:

1. Realise the probability of an attack is very, very slim.

Did you know that the number of US citizens killed in terrorist attacks overseas between 2001 and 2013 was just 350, but during the same period in the US, 3.030 were killed in attacks at home. In fact, most US cities, in terms of street crime, are more dangerous than many of the places we visit in other countries. Put it this way – you are at greater risk of being struck by lightning, dying in a car crash, or drowning in your bathtub than you are of dying from terrorist attacks when traveling.

2. While there may be other terrorist attacks, it doesn’t mean you will be a victim of one.

After the attacks in France, the probability of another terrorist attack has somewhat increased. However, this does not mean your risk is higher. The chances of you being in that place at that time are so slim it’s not worth worrying about.

3. Be a sensible traveler.

Speculation about terrorist attacks is not your biggest risk when choosing a destination to visit. You should be more worried about motor accidents, the greatest cause of death for US travelers, or even things like over-exposure to the sun, which can result in skin cancer, a far bigger killer than terrorism.

4. Forget about the unlikely risk of terrorism, and focus on the likely risk.

After the 9-11 attacks in New York, people chose to drive instead of fly – a greater risk. After the norovirus scare, people on cruise ships washed their hands incessantly, but forgot to put on as much sunscreen and increased their risk to skin cancer – a much greater problem. Stop worrying about the big, unlikely risk and remember these small things are actually more dangerous in the long run.

5. Stop worrying about something that is out of your control.

Quit obsessing over something that is entirely out of your control and take control of the things you can – such as driving carefully to the airport before your trip, packing enough sunscreen or mosquito repellent and keeping your belongings safe when traveling around. These elements are the ones that will keep you safe.

So pack your bags and travel without fear! 

By Charlotte H.

Copyright © 2017 Life Advancer. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint, contact us.
By | 2016-10-15T20:20:23+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |0 Comments

Leave A Comment

Trending Articles

Signs That Anxiety Is Killing Your Relationship And What to Do About It

January 9th, 2016|

Do you feel like your relationship has stagnated? Do you sometimes wonder “where is this going?” Worrying is one thing, but anxiety is another. Worry is a silent storm and it continuously rocks your boat. But anxiety is the tsunami which sinks the ship, time and time again. What makes anxiety dangerous is, if left unchecked, it creates unconscious behavior

Your Subconscious Mind is the Book of Your Life

July 20th, 2014|

Your subconscious mind holds the key to your unique life story. It’s a magic place where miracles can happen. All manifestations of events and circumstances are first imprinted upon the subconscious mind. They start as thoughts, beliefs, and theories which are born in the conscious mind and passed back to the “crew of the ship”. Understanding how the subconscious mind

5 Ways to Travel without the Fear of Terrorist Attacks

Send this to a friend